Pressure needed for a die grinder rated at 4cfm @ 90 psi?
by john everett
I bought a craftsman pro compressor rated at 5.8 cfm @ 90 psi My die grinder requirs 4cfm @ 90 psi and I keep running out of air .
Should the compressor not be able to keep up with the use?
Compressor has a 27 gal tank
Any help would be greatly appreciated
John, when was the last time you got the mileage that the car EPA estimates said you would?
It’s the same with air compressors, as far as I’m concerned.
If you are running an extension cord to the compressor, don’t. That will be bleeding off motor power.
The compressor is dual voltage. If you can, and you are not, try running it with 240 volts instead of 120 volts.
Dial down the pressure to the die grinder if you can. That will help extend the air supply.
The specifications for this compressor, right from the Sears page are:
Drive Type: Belt Drive
Voltage: 120/240 volts
Horsepower: 1.9 hp
SCFM Delivery At 40 psi: 7.2 SCFM
SCFM Delivery At 90 psi: 5.8 SCFM
Compressor Tank Capacity: 27 gal.
Compressor Tank Pump Style: Oil Lube
Maximum Compressor psi: 150 psi
Compressor Tank Type: Vertical
Lubrication Type: Oil lubricated
Tank Style: Vertical
Product Type: Air Compressors & Inflators
Despite those specs, sorry John… even though it says it is, I don’t believe the compressor is big enough to run your die grinder satisfactorily.
Other peoples thoughts?
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